Hitchiker Rules

Temporarily Out of Stock!

Greetings Hitchikers,

The Hitchiker Board Game is currently out of stock and I need to reload on a few components before I can make any more.

If you happen to be a board game manufacturer ... hey give me a call!!

Other than that, please check back again or Contact Me and I'll let you know when it's available again.

Thank you for your interest.

- Scott Marshall, Inventor

Land on a Black Market city and enter the risky yet often very profitable adventure of buying and selling Contraband. Buy low and carry it to a SELL city for a big payday. Contraband is a generic term for a banned commodity. e.g. raw milk, cannabis, Cuban cigars ... depending on the jurisdiction and local laws.

How To Purchase Contraband

  • Land on any city marked as “Black Market”
  • Announce that you would like to make a purchase and the amount of cash you’ll risk.
  • Place that amount of Travelling Cash out on the board for everyone to see.

TIP: you win a game very quickly when you have 1000 units and sell them at $50,000 each.

How to determine the cost of Contraband:

  • The player on your left rolls both dice for you.
  • Check the roll on the Contraband Deal Chart found at the bottom left of the board.
  • If the corresponding roll seems to be a good price or deal, you can take it or try again.

You DO NOT have to take the first roll or the deal it represents. If it is a lousy deal e.g. Ripped Off or Killed In Police Shootout, you may try again by having the next player to the left roll the dice.

You may do this up to 3 TIMES but you cannot go back to a previously declined roll. Therefore, if you decline the first 2 rolls you are stuck with the third roll regardless of the consequences.

When you decide to take a deal or are forced into one, you must purchase as many units as possible using all of the money you have risked. Pay the Bank and the Banker will provide you with a Contraband slip with the amount you purchased indicated on the # of units line. The other lines on the slip may come in handy when selling.

Additional notes about the Contraband Deal Chart:

Free Units- Keep the money you risked and collect your free Units.

Ripped Off- Lose the money you have risked to make a deal. (pay the player who rolled the dice)

Killed In Police Shootout- If you are stuck with a 7, you are Dead. Smuggling is a nasty business. See Death. ( player who rolled the dice inherits your estate)